Articles By: Bill Dolan

Keep Houseguests Off Balance With Cuneiform Records

Keep Houseguests Off Balance With Cuneiform Records
If you were to picture the stereotype of a music industry executive sitting in his plush office plotting how to promote a smooth, catchy act who will appeal widely and inoffensively to a large swath of the properly calibrated target demographic, and then go to the opposite of whatever spectrum that is,...
March 26th, 2013 | Music | Read More

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead
Twenty years ago, I sat in my friend’s sparsely furnished Bible-student apartment. We watched a VHS tape we borrowed from the local Christian bookstore. It was put out by some conservative, Focus-on-the-Family-type organization and was a long warning about the dangers of rock and roll music. I was...
February 12th, 2013 | Music | Read More

One of the Last Midnight Rambles

One of the Last Midnight Rambles
New Years Day, 2012 My brother and I were driving in our rental car on back roads in the Catskills in New York. Our Google map wasn’t helping much. For one last stab before giving up, we tried an unmarked road and, fifty yards down it, found the street sign we were looking for. We wound up the hill...
April 21st, 2012 | Featured, Music | Read More

This is My Brain on Phish

This is My Brain on Phish
Phish, the four piece Vermont jam band, recently wrapped up another summer playing its unique brand of music in outdoor amphitheaters around the country. I paid attention. I have been a fan since I started college in Boston as the ‘80s became the ‘90s and Phish was playing in clubs and small theaters...
September 19th, 2011 | Featured, Music | Read More